PatentlyApple a website that closely watches Apple Patents has uncovered an Apple Patent for a secondary bezel display filed at the US Patent Office.
If this patent sees the light of day, the secondary bezel display will not be used for regular high resolution screen display but instead to provide illuminated controls, such as a Volume +/-, Mute, Media play/pause stop, Answer Call, etc
You can see where this is going and what we at Apple Newz likes about technology is that it will enable control and secondary input to be moved from a devices main screen, freeing it up for your primary use such as internet email and media.
We think a secondary bezel on an iPhone/iPad/iPod will be an evolutionary technology that will be sure to make its way to a future Apple products, perhaps we will see an iPhone 5 with a secondary bezel display.
In PatentlyApple’s article starts as follows
“Apple has been teasing us with various smart bezel patents over the last year but a new patent application revealed by the USPTO today, provides us with how they’re intending to implement this feature and the details will blow you away. Apple intends to introduce a method that employs a very cool secondary display scheme that utilizes a printed segmented electroluminescence display. Apple intends to use the secondary display to introduce a set of new illuminated indicators that are able morph into various controls for work and play. Illuminated gaming and productivity controls could be built into the face-side of the bezel and/or selected back-side areas of iOS devices like the iPad. Apple is about to raise the bar for interactive device interfaces that will, no doubt, put absolute fear into the hearts of every iOS device wannabe competitor. “
We want to hear what you have to say !What do you think about this technology and how will it affect future Apple products?